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The HORTI-GREEN project, entitled Inclusive Green Horticultural Processing Sector in Kenya (ENV/2017/391-383), is an action implemented by Fundación SUSTALDE (SUSTALDE, Spain, Coordinator), University of Nairobi (UoN, Kenya, partner), Consumer Information Network (CIN, Kenya, partner) and Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS, Kenya, partner).

The action was awarded a grant under the Switch Africa Green Programme, which is co-financed by the European Union.

The HORTI-GREEN project, which has an overall duration of 42 months, aims to foster the adoption of SCP practices in the Kenyan horticultural processing industry in order to support the transformation towards an inclusive green economy which generates growth, creates jobs and reduces poverty. To achieve this overall objective, the action is specifically aimed at equipping Kenyan Horticultural Processing MSMEs, eco-entrepreneurs and business service providers with the necessary knowledge and tools to promote and adopt SCP practices and seize green economy opportunities.

» Beneficiary Voice –Kentaste Products Limited

Kentaste is East Africa’s leading producer of coconut products. Since 2014, they have transformed themselves from a small family business into a large-scale manufacturer and exporter, supplying markets in Africa, the USA, Europe and the Middle East.

“I appreciate the training and support from the organizers of the Hortigreen project. It has enabled me understand deeper dimensions of the interactions between our manufacturing activities and the environment. I have benefitted from great knowledge of implementing and auditing Environmental Management Systems.

The trainings in Nairobi were well organized and trainers showed a great mastery of the content. They broke down technical content into easily comprehensible terms for the benefit of trainees.

Amaia and Alejandra have been particularly helpful with document review during implementation. Their guidance has enabled my team and I get a better understanding of our environmental aspects, their environmental impacts and how to mitigate adverse effects.”

Amon Kosgei – Quality Manager Kentaste

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» Beneficiary Voice –Her Kitchn Foods Ltd

Her Kitchn Foods Ltd is a women owned food processing company based in Kenya that uses horticulture products like onions and garlic to make natural sauces and pastes.

“Through the Hortigreen project and the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology University of Nairobi, we were able to streamline our processes such that we are in line with the requirements of ISO 14001:2015, Environmental Management Systems.

The staff at Her Kitchn are now better conversant with how our day-to-day processes affect the environment and the best ways to mitigate negative environmental impacts. The training we received has also equipped the team with helpful audit skills that are also applicable in other areas of the business.

We received immense support both from the project funders and University of Nairobi and this led us to being certified by the Kenya Bureau of Standards.

We are grateful for the support and look forward to more interactions as we continue to fine tune and improve on our EMS policy.”

Winnie Angaya, Founder

Her Kitchn Foods Ltd

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